Energy Cuts In Farm Bill Leave Renewables Backers Worried

Law360, New York (July 6, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT) -- House lawmakers are proposing to achieve half a billion dollars in savings in the 2012 farm bill by eliminating mandatory funding for several rural energy programs — a move some farming and environmental groups worry could undermine popular incentives for rural clean energy development.

The House Agriculture Committee unveiled its discussion draft of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act on Thursday, aiming for some $36 billion in savings overall. The committee says about $500 million of that can come from cuts and reductions in...
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